Explore the Dignity of the Human Person

When your life is on the line, will your dignity be respected? The scientific advances in the field of medicine are moving at a rapid clip. Each new discovery opens up new pathways to ease the suffering caused by the frailty of our human bodies, but it also presents a real threat. Science is amoral. Morality and ethics must be applied to scientific pursuits in order to keep its power in the pursuit of good. The emerging importance of bioethics is helping researchers, practitioners, and caregivers make the ethical choice in research and treatment. Think deeply about the right way to use medicine to heal.
Coming Fall

Bioethics for Everyone

Thoughtful
 
Reviewing medical facts as a starting point
 
Logical method of inquiry
 
Mitigation of bias
Comprehensive
 
Research from the latest medical journal articles
 
Topical review of Church documents & writings
 
Understanding the human component of medicine
Reviewed
 
All articles and case studies peer-reviewed
 
Robust editing process before publication

Weekly postings, grouped by topic

Explore the bioethical questions that face patients and medical clinicians. Topics include all disciplines and specialities of medicine, and some of the most common ethical difficulties patients and their care teams face.


Monthly case studies

Explore the bioethical questions that face patients and medical clinicians. Topics include all disciplines and specialities of medicine, and some of the most common ethical difficulties patients and their care teams face.

Healers, Welcome!

You were taught to heal, now apply those skills for the dignity of the human person. Place yourself in these bioethical quandaries and sharpen your skills for the benefit of those who rely upon you.

Guiding Principles

Patient Autonomy
 
The patient's wishes must be respected
 
Any treatment may be agreed to or declined, without coercion
 
The rights of the patient do not supplant the moral and ethical rights of the physician
Body/Soul Union
 
The body is animated by an immutable soul
 
The body and soul are inextricably linked
Prerogative of Life
 
Every human person has inherent dignity that must be respected
 
Human life begins during the process of conception when the first unique strand of DNA is produced, having within it all instructions for growth and development
 
Human life ends at the moment of cardiac death.

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I'm a full-time dad and a part-time web designer. I've been writing on marriage, family life, and philosophy since 2013. I live in Virginia with my wife and our two beautiful children.
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